For us to speak of an act of workplace sexual harassment, it is enough that there are certain elements in the victim's conduct that show that it is difficult for them to express their rejection voluntarily and freely.
While this rejection may be explicit, it does not guarantee that the harassment will end; on the contrary, it can get worse. On the other hand, if the rejection is implicit, it is often not taken seriously or is simply played down or ridiculed.
Written or verbal behaviors
- Explicit or implicit proposals or insinuations, such as invitations to engage in sexual acts or unwanted exits outside the workplace.
- Pranks, comments or indiscreet questions of sexual content, such as those related to a person's body or their physical appearance.
- Obscene gestures, looks or hisses or looks of a sexual nature.
- Exhibition of sexually suggestive or even pornographic images such as: photos, calendars, wallpapers, etc. sent to few people or displayed to many people on modules or walls.
- Body touching and deliberate brushing or touching of any kind, such as hugging, squeezing, caressing, kissing, pinching or patting.